MB legend Shaw inaugural member of SC Hall of Fame

shawstadium2Legendary Myrtle Beach High football coach Doug Shaw will be one of the founding members of the South Carolina Football Coaches Association’s inagural Hall of Fame class, the group anounced Tuesday.

Shaw, who died of a heart attack following 25 seasons as head coach of the Seahawks, is now the namesake of Myrtle Beach’s home stadium. He led the Seahawks to four state championships in the early 1980s, won 223 games and made the playoffs in 23 of his 25 seasons from 1970-1994.

Shaw will be inducted in his adopted hometown of Myrtle Beach when the SCFCA holds its annual banquet at the Landmark Hotel. Shaw posthumously joins a list of eight fellow legends, including the nation’s winningest and longest-tenured coach in Joe McKissisk at Summerville. He enters his 63rd season with the Green Wave in a career that has seen 10 state championships and 613 victories.

Fellow inductees include Bob Rankin (1962-2002) with 313 wins at four different schools; Paul Chapman (1969-89) with 179 wins in 21 seasons at Dillon; Julius “Pinky” Babb (1943-1981) with 346 wins and eight state titles at Greenwood; Keith Richardson (1969-1992) with 241 wins and six state titles at Clinton; Thomas L. Smith Sr. (1958-1984) with 251 wins and three state titles at Howard in Georgetown; Joe Tubereville (1965-1984) with 239 wins and five state titles at Irmo, Spring Valley and Winnsboro; and Willie Varner (1954-1996) with 383 wins and 10 state championships at Woodruff.

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